Dec. 22, 2009

Toyota Announces Organizational Changes

Toyota City—TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION (TMC) announces today organizational changes to take effect on January 1, 2010, as outlined below.


1. Organizational Changes

1) Main objectives
To reinforce necessary functions and implement organizational changes that contribute to more efficient organizational operations to better respond to priority issues of each individual field and group.

2) Changes

A. Business Development Group

The Business Development Div. and the Marine Business Div. will be reorganized into the Business Development Div. and the Marine & Unit Business Div.

Former
New
Business Development Div.
Business Development Div.
Marine Business Div.
Marine & Unit Business Div.


  Purpose:
To consolidate the unit sales functions of the Business Development Div. and the Marine Business Div. in the Marine Business Div. and rename the organization to use resources effectively and increase the efficiency of the unit business.


B. Purchasing Group

The Purchasing Planning Dept., the Global Purchasing Promotion Div. and a portion of the functions of the Body Parts Purchasing Div. will be reorganized into the Purchasing Administration Dept. and the Purchasing Planning Div.

Former
New
Purchasing Planning Dept.
Purchasing Administration Dept.
Global Purchasing Promotion Div.
Purchasing Planning Div.
Body Parts Purchasing Div.*


  Purpose:
To consolidate and centralize the Purchasing Group's administration functions in the Purchasing Administration Dept. and its planning functions (e.g., medium- to long-term purchasing policies and cost reduction strategies) in the Purchasing Planning Div. to strengthen global strategies and project management.  Also, to consolidate and streamline domestic and foreign buyer-support functions in the Purchasing Planning Div. and to expand, reinforce and develop buyer resources.


C. Japan Sales Operations Group

The Japan Advertising & Marketing Div. will be eliminated and its functions will be transferred to a newly established TMC subsidiary Toyota Marketing Japan Co., Ltd.

Former
New
Japan Advertising & Marketing Div.
Toyota Marketing Japan Co., Ltd.
(newly established TMC subsidiary)


  Purpose:
To create a focus on marketing activities that target the Japanese market to reinforce marketing activities.


D. Middle East, Africa and Latin America Operations Group

Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Caribbean Planning Div. will be established.

Former
New
Middle East, Southwest Asia Sales and Marketing Div.
Middle East, Southwest Asia Sales and Marketing Div.
Africa Div.
Africa Div.
Latin America and Caribbean Div.
Latin America and Caribbean Div.
Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Caribbean Planning
 
Div.


  Purpose:
To consolidate the product planning, profit management; affiliate management and business planning functions of the Middle East, Africa and Latin America Operations Group in the Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Caribbean Planning Div. to increase momentum and efficiency of operations.


E. Operation Planning & Support Group

A portion of the functions of the Sales & Marketing Support Div. will be transferred to Toyota Motor Sales & Marketing Co., Ltd., a newly established TMC subsidiary.

Former
New
Sales & Marketing Support Div.
Sales Enhancement Support Dept.
Toyota Motor Sales & Marketing Co., Ltd.
(newly established TMC subsidiary)


  Purpose:
To further strengthen global marketing activities.


F. Customer Service Operations Group

The Service Parts Administration Div. will be transferred to the Customer Service Operations Group from the Strategic Production Planning Group.

Former
New
Strategic Production Planning Group
Customer Service Operations Group
 
Service Parts Administration Div.
 
Service Parts Administration Div.


  Purpose:
To achieve closer collaboration with parts and accessories divisions in Japan and overseas (in the service-parts segment) to achieve more timely supply and establish quality assurance standards.


G. Technology divisions not belonging to a group

Sports Vehicle Management Div. will be established.

Former
New
BR Sports Vehicle Planning Management Dept.
Sports Vehicle Management Div.
Product Management Div.*


  Purpose:
To increase resources and reinforce sports vehicle product planning and development and custom car planning functions.


H. Design Group

The following division name will change.

Former
New
Tokyo Design Div.
Advanced Design Div.


  Purpose:
To have the division name better reflect the division's operations and the upgrading of its research, advanced design and development functions.


I. Strategic Production Planning Group

The following division name will change.

Former
New
Global Strategic Production Planning Div.
Production Planning Div.


  Purpose:
To reflect, in the division name, that a global level of operations has now been achieved.


J. Production divisions not belonging to a group

Battery Production Engineering Development Div. will be established.

Former
New
Production division not belonging to a group
Production division not belonging to a group
Fuel Cell Production Engineering Div.*
 
Battery Production Engineering Development Div.
Production Engineering Group
 
Production Engineering Development Div.*
 
Hybrid Vehicle Power Train Production
 
 
Engineering Div.2*


  Purpose:
To position the Battery Production Engineering Development Div. at the Higashifuji Technical Center as a production-engineering development base to engage in close collaboration with the Battery Research Div. and reinforce the development of next-generation batteries.


K. Production Engineering Group

Power train and chassis production engineering divisions will be reorganized.

Former
New
Chassis Production Engineering Div.*
Power Train & Chassis Production Engineering Div.
Power Train & Chassis Prototype Production &
 
Engineering Div.
Engine Production Engineering Div.*
Drive Train Production Engineering Div.*


Former
New
Chassis Production Engineering Div.*
Foundry Engineering Div.
Fundamental Production Engineering Div. 1
Forging & Surface Modification Engineering Div.
Fundamental Production Engineering Div. 2*
Power Train & Chassis Prototype Production
& Engineering Div.*
Engine Production Engineering Div.*
Drive Train Production Engineering Div.*


Former
New
Fundamental Production Engineering Div. 2
Machining & Assembly Fundamental Production
Engineering Div.


Former
New
Power Train & Chassis Prototype Production &
Engine Production Engineering Div.
 
Engineering Div.*
Engine Production Engineering Div.


Former
New
Chassis Production Engineering Div.
Drive Train & Chassis Production Engineering Div.
Power Train & Chassis Prototype Production
 
& Engineering Div.*
Drive Train Production Engineering Div.


  Purpose:
To consolidate the simultaneous engineering (SE) functions currently distributed among various divisions in the Power Train & Chassis Production Engineering Div. and implement organizational consolidation and streamlining of the various divisions along product lines to reinforce those SE functions.  Also, to reorganize production preparation structures for casting, forging, modifying, machining and assembling in line with processes so that operations can be implemented based on genchi genbutsu (on-site, first-hand confirmation and problem solving).


I. Manufacturing Group

The Motomachi Plant Unit & Plastic Molding Div. will be reorganized within the Motomachi Plant Body Manufacturing Div.

Former
New
Motomachi Plant
Motomachi Plant
 
Body Manufacturing Div.
 
Body Manufacturing Div.
 
Unit & Plastic Molding Div.


  Purpose:
To raise operational efficiency.




After the above changes, the number of TMC divisions will remain 254.

*Denotes that a portion was affected by the change.

2. Executives' Areas of Responsibility

1) Senior Managing Directors
Name
Former
New
Tadashi Yamashina
- Technical Administration Group
(chief officer)
- Motor Sports Div.(chief officer)
- Technical Administration Group
(chief officer)
- Sports Vehicle Management Div.
(chief officer)
- Motor Sports Div. (chief officer)
Yoshimasa Ishii
- Operation Planning & Support Group
(chief officer)
- Sales & Marketing Support Div.
- Sales Operation Planning Div.
- Product & Project Planning Div.
- Operation Planning & Support Group
(chief officer)
- Sales Operation Planning Div.
- Product & Project Planning Div.

2) Managing Officers
Name
Former
New
Yukio Nishikawa
- e-TOYOTA Div.
- Business Development Div.
- Marine Business Div.
- Biotechnology & Afforestation Business Div.
- IT & ITS Planning Div.
- IT & ITS Sales Div.
- e-TOYOTA Div.
- Business Development Div.
- Marine & Unit Business Div.
- Biotechnology & Afforestation Business Div.
- IT & ITS Planning Div.
- IT & ITS Sales Div.
Katsutada Masumoto
- Customer Service Planning Div.
- Toyota Sales Logistics Div.
- Technical Service Div.
- Domestic Service Field Operations Div.
- Overseas Service Field Operations Div.
- C&A Development Div.
- Domestic Parts and Accessories Div.
- Overseas Parts and Accessories Div.
- Customer Service Planning Div.
- Toyota Sales Logistics Div.
- Technical Service Div.
- Japan Service Field Operations Div.
- Overseas Service Field Operations Div.
- C&A Development Div.
- Japan Parts & Accessories Div.
- Overseas Parts and Accessories Div.
- Service Parts Administration Div.
Hisayuki Inoue
- Middle East·Southwest Asia Sales and Marketing Div.
- Africa Div.
- Latin America and Caribbean Div.
- Middle East·Southwest Asia Sales and Marketing Div.
- Africa Div.
- Latin America and Caribbean Div.
- Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Caribbean Planning Div.
Kenji Miura
- Operations Management Consulting Div.
- Service Parts Administration Div.
- Logistics Planning Div.
- Production Parts Logistics Div.
- Vehicle Logistics Div.
- Service Parts Logistics Div.
- Operations Management Consulting Div.
- Logistics Planning Div.
- Production Parts Logistics Div.
- Vehicle Logistics Div.
- Service Parts Logistics Div.
Kiyotaka Ise
- Product Development Management Div.
- LEXUS Development Center
(general manager)
- Sports Vehicle Management Div.
- Product Development Management Div.
- LEXUS Development Center
(general manager)
Norihiko Arai
- Japan Advertising & Marketing Div.
- Toyopet channel Operations Div.
- Japan Rental & Leasing Div.
- Kinki and Chugoku regions
- Toyopet channel Operations Div.
- Japan Rental & Leasing Div.
- Kinki and Chugoku regions
Kenji Suzuki
- Research Div.
- Product Management Div.
- Motorsport Business Management Dept.
- Research Div.
- Product Management Div.
- Motorsport Business Management Dept.
- Sports Vehicle Management Div.
Kazuhiro Miyauchi
- Global Purchasing Promotion Div.
- Unit Parts Purchasing Div.
- Purchasing Planning Div.
- Unit Parts Purchasing Div.
Yoichi Inoue
- Production Engineering Development Div.
- Partner Robot Div.
- Measurement & Instrumentation Engineering Div.
- Fundamental Production Engineering Div. 1 & 2
- Power Train & Chassis Prototype Production & Engineering Div.
- Engine Production Engineering Div.
- Drive Train Production Engineering Div.
- Hybrid Vehicle Power Train Production Engineering Div. 1 & 2
- Production Engineering Development Div.
- Partner Robot Div.
- Measurement & Instrumentation Engineering Div.
- Power Train & Chassis Production Engineering Div.
- Foundry Engineering Div.
- Forging & Surface Modification Engineering Div.
- Machining & Assembly Fundamental Production Engineering Div.
- Engine Production Engineering Div.
- Drive Train & Chassis Production Engineering Div.
- Hybrid Vehicle Power Train Production Engineering Div. 1 & 2

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